Australia's Todd River swells after record rainfall

Video obtained by Reuters showed overflowing water from the Todd River almost reaching the level of a sidewalk while some trees lining the river were partially submerged by the high water level.

More than 100 mm of rainfall was recorded overnight, making it the wettest 24-hour period since January 30, 2001, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Flood watch and severe thunderstorm warnings are now in place, weather authorities said.

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